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Children, Teens, and a Love of Reading

Book Buddies AldineDo you have a child in kindergarten-3rd grade? Do you want to help them develop a love of reading?
Do you have a teenager in 7th-12th grades? Does she want to be a mentor? Does he need service hours? Then he or she could volunteer to be a Big Buddy!
Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in kindergarten through 3rd grade (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

Weird Science at the Library

SlimeIt's time to SLIME! Create ooey-gooey, colorful, glue-based slime in this fun kids-centered activity! Don't worry parents, it's washable! Monday, October 27, at 4 pm. For ages 6-12.

Meet the Author of “Meet Yasmin!”

Meet YasminYasmin is a bold, intelligent, imaginative second-grader who's always on the lookout for creative ways to solve life's little problems. Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani-American family delight and inspire readers. Come and meet her creator, Saadia Faruqi, at the library’s story time on Thursday, August 16, at 10:30 am.

Adult Events Coming Soon

MandevillaKrafty Korner: make paper mandevilla flowers, Tuesday, August 21, 1:30-2:30 pm
Everything You Need to Know about Medicare, Thursday, August 23, 5:30-6:30 pm
DIY Car Repair (Explore our online resource!), Saturday, August 25, 10:30-11:30 am
Adult Book Club: Garden Spells, Tuesday, August 28, 2:30-3:30 pm. Copies available at the library.
Please register here.


Free eBooks, eComics, Digital Magazines, & Audiobooks

Ebooks + more 2Your HCPL library card enables you to download ebooks and audiobooks through our web site for FREE.  We have 4 sources for ebooks: 2 for adults in general, 1 for IT professionals, and 1 for children.  We offer downloadable audiobooks through Overdrive and RB Digital. Overdrive also includes digital comic books. And, through Flipster, your library card gives you access to 142 full-color, full-text digital magazine subscriptions. Cozy up with your favorite screen and enjoy!

Top 10 Things about the Library

Top 1010. Interlibrary loan. If we don't have it, we can probably get it.
9.   A web site with so many wonderful resources that it’s hard to believe it’s all in one place.
8.   Free wi-fi and computers with internet and Microsoft Office.
7.   Events for all ages. Take a look!

End of Summer Extravaganza! ¡Extravaganza del Fin del Verano!

CelebrateHarris County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program ends this Saturday. We are winding it up with a huge party hosted by the Friends of the Library. Come by tomorrow (Friday, August 3) between 2-6 pm for free food, games, and prizes and to see the “Black Panther” movie! Also, make sure that you log all of your summer books and activities on our summer program page and claim your rewards no later than August 11!
HCPL Aldine Branch, 11331 Airline Dr., (832)927-5410

Blood Drive Thanks

The Blood Center collected 20 units of blood at the library on Tuesday. That's 60 potential lives saved! Thank you for turning your caring into action!
El Centro de Sangre recolectó 20 unidades de sangre en la biblioteca el martes. ¡Son 60 vidas potenciales salvadas! ¡Gracias por convertir tu cuidado en acción!

Donate Blood Without Leaving the Neighborhood! ¡Done sangre sin salir del vecindario!

Blood CenterThe Blood Center’s donor coach (“Bloodmobile”) will be at the Aldine Library next Wednesday, July 31, from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm. To make an appointment to donate, call the library or go to this link. You could save up to 3 lives and it won’t cost you anything but a little of your time!

Library Events for Kids & Teens

Fun stuff coming soon! Please see the events calendar for more details.
Craftastic for ages 6-12, Monday, 7/23, 4 pm
Lego Night for ages 7-15, Tuesday, 7/24, 4 pm
Craftapalooza for kids and teens, Wednesday, 7/25, 4 pm
Music Freeze Tag ages 10-18, Thursday, 7/26, 10:30 am
Teen Advisory Council, Thursday, 7/26, 4 pm.

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